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Use this thread to share esoteric and excessively convoluted vernacular. I vehemently request each post have at least one uncommon English word (or foreign word that has no English counterpart, e.g. schadenfreude) and a definition. I shall commence the wordsmithing...


Chicanery n. (Sheck-ain-ery) the use of deception or subterfuge to achieve one's purpose.

The congressman's political chicanery undermine s the core values of this nation.

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